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Focus Group Member, Fraser Health Cardiac Care Website

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Fraser Health region, with cardiac care experience as a patient or caregiver

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Imagine being able to access the latest, greatest cardiac care information right at your fingertips, on your schedule. With technology enabling people to be connected to information when and where they need it, Fraser Health is developing a cardiac care web resource. If you or a loved one has been touched by heart disease and cardiac care, your input is needed to ensure it meets the needs of patients in Fraser Health.

Open to: Patient partners in the Fraser Health region, with cardiac care experience as a patient or caregiver

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health Communications Team

Aim

To include patient input on the cardiac care web resource to ensure that it is user friendly and patient/family centred.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Eligibility

  • From a Fraser Health community
  • Have been touched by heart disease, cardiac care services, or are caregivers of patients
Volunteers should have previously attended a PVN orientation session. If you have not attended an orientation but are interested, please contact Jami directly to see if accommodations may be possible.

Logistics

  • Vacancies:  5-7
  • Date and Time:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Neil Russell Room at Royal Columbian Hospital, 330 E Columbia St, New Westminster
  • Commitment: One three-hour focus group, with the possibility of documents review before and after focus group

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit).

Background

Fraser Health Communications has a mandate to create a comprehensive Cardiac web resource on Fraserhealth.ca. Their goal is to create a long term editorial plan to promote the range of cardiac care provided to the public. This new cardiac web resource will address cardiac care that is patient- and family-centred, organizing information along the patient journey. It will include information on:
  • prevention of heart disease including diet and lifestyle factors
  • diagnostic tests and procedures
  • cardiac intervention or surgery in our facilities
  • information about each hospital’s program and processes
  • cardiac rehabilitation for post-operative care
  • relapse prevention in the long term
  • living with heart disease as a chronic condition
  • resources for health care professionals in the field
The first step in the creation of this resource is to invite stakeholders in all aspects of Cardiac Care – program staff, nurses, physicians, OTs, PTs, dietitians, public health experts, patients living with heart disease, Heart and Stroke Foundation staff – to the Cardiac Web Discovery.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.